Pesticides are more than just the main ingredient
Dr Edward Straw of Trinity College writes about how the active ingredient is a small part of a pesticide. Co-formulants which help the product to work are a large part of the ingredients.
9 April 2024 News
Hundreds of sprayers grant aided under TAMS with some due a test
A large number of trailed and mounted sprayers were grant aided under TAMS II from the Department of Agriculture. Many of these sprayers are now due a test.
7 April 2024 Crop protection
Crop protection magazine 2024 to equip farmers for the season
This year's Crop Protection Magazine hits everything from EU policy to cereal disease management and resistance to fungicides in potatoes.
Weekend weather: cloudy and wet, with heavy rain on Saturday
Met Éireann has forecast mixed weather for the weekend, with heavy rain and possible spot flooding on Saturday.
16 February 2024 News
Potato farmer to pay €88,000 for spray drift damage to Dublin orchard
The High Court heard that the apple grower suffered losses in revenue when they were forced to sell the apples for processing as a result of damage, rather than in retail.
9 February 2024 News
Glyphosate resistance, not all products are equal
Glyphosate needs to be protected to ensure we can continue to control critical grass weeds in the future, writes Vijaya Bhaskar.
24 January 2024 News
Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
27 December 2023 Farm machinery
Tillage Management: planting, rules and ploughing
Dry weather over the last while has been a help in the fields. There are a lot of dates and rules to remember at present.
29 November 2023 Husbandry
Let’s ban pesticides - just not the ones you’re thinking about
Dr Edward Straw from Trinity College thinks untrained pesticide users should not be allowed to use pesticides.
22 November 2023 News
Tillage Management: planting continues, but plenty of fieldwork to be done
Tillage farmers are making every effort to get potatoes out and crops planted in difficult conditions.
15 November 2023 Husbandry
Lack of new chemistry means we need to protect current herbicides
Blackgrass and ryegrass are among the most common problem weeds across Europe in winter cereal crops.
15 November 2023 News
Ploughing reduces blackgrass incidence by 69%
Research from ADAS shows how different cultural control methods impact blackgrass incidence in winter wheat crops.
15 November 2023 News